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RR surrender at third lowest total in IPL history to RCB, Bangalore shatter Rajasthan's fortress in Jaipur

Rajasthan Royals got out on just 59 in their chase of 172 as their batters were completely blown away. RCB have made a big jump in the points table.

Varun Malik Written By: Varun Malik New Delhi Updated on: May 14, 2023 22:08 IST
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Rajasthan Royals surrendered on the third-lowest total in IPL history to Royal Challengers Bangalore as Faf du Plessis' side clinched a big win in Jaipur. Chasing a total of 172, the Royals were bowled out for just 59 runs inside 11 overs as the RCB bowlers wreaked havoc in the opposition camp. The win also helped RCB make a big jump in the IPL 2023 points table.

The Royals were completely blown away in the chase. Apart from Shimron Hetymer's 35, only Joe Root ended himself in double digits. Wayne Parnell was the chief architect of the Royals' downfall as he picked 3 wickets in his 3 overs for just 10 runs. RR's 59 is the lowest total in this IPL season. It is the third lowest ever in an IPL game and the second lowest for Rajasthan Royals ever.

With this RCB have shattered the RR fortress as this is their first win in Jaipur against Rajasthan after 2012. Including this game, RCB have played 8 games against RR in Jaipur and have won 4 games and lost 4.

Lowest totals in IPL history:

49 - by RCB vs KKR

58 - by RR vs RCB

59 - by RR vs RCB

66 - by DC vs MI

67 - by KKR vs MI

The only positive in Royals game was Shimron Hetmyer's cameo. He scored 35 off 19 balls and hit four sixes and a boundary. The next best scorer for RR was Joe Root, who made 10 off 15 balls. Wayne Parnell was the pick among the bowlers as he picked 3 wickets, while Michael Bracewell and Karn Sharma picked two wickets each.

Royal Challengers Bangalore posted 171 on board. Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell powered RCB to a challenging total in Jaipur. Du Plessis anchored the innings with his 44-ball 55, whereas Maxwell was the aggressor and he made 54 off 33 balls.

RR's Playing XI:

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, KM Asif, Yuzvendra Chahal

RCB's Playing XI:

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Michael Bracewell, Wayne Parnell, Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj

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